MOHS SURGERY

Mohs Micrographic Surgery is the most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer today. It offers the highest potential for cure – up to 99% for new skin cancers and 95% for recurrent skin cancers.  This procedure is an exact and precise method of tumor removal in which the physician serves as surgeon, pathologist, and reconstructive surgeon. The procedure was developed by Frederic Mohs, M.D. in the 1930’s and has undergone several modifications throughout the years. It relies on removing the cancer in stages, one tissue layer at a time and visualizing the tumor with a microscope to trace and ensure removal of skin cancer down to its roots. The goal of the procedure is to precisely identify and remove the entire tumor, leaving healthy tissue unharmed, thus minimizing the chance of regrowth and lessening the potential for scarring or disfigurement. It is most often used in treating two of the most common forms of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

When choosing a Mohs surgeon, you want someone with the highest skills and training such as T.J. Giuffrida, MD.  Dr. Giuffrida is fellowship trained in Mohs micrographic surgery and provides this service in his Miami dermatology office. Dr. Giuffrida is highly respected in all of South Florida and many of his patients are referrals from other doctors.  When choosing a Miami Mohs surgeon for skin cancer treatment, Dr. Giuffrida will provide excellent, competent, and compassionate care.

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